Although spring is less than a month away, the temperatures in Chicago still require a functional heating system in order to stay warm and comfortable. It’s not too late in the season to call our team at Deljo Heating & Cooling to receive furnace maintenance in Chicago.
Benefits of consistent furnace maintenance include lowering annual heating costs, saving money by identifying small problems before they blossom into bigger problems, reducing the risk of fire due to malfunctioning parts, and ultimately extending the life of your HVAC system.
Furnace Inspection Components
You can expect the following inspection components to take place when one of our qualified technicians arrives at your doorstep.
- Examining your system for signs of corrosion, cracks or separations that could ultimately lead to a carbon monoxide leak.
- Inspecting the vent for blockages or leaks.
- Lubricating the motor and other moving parts to ultimately reduce friction.
- Looking over the belts for signs of wear and tear.
- Checking electrical connections to make sure that they are tight and looking for signs of rust or corrosion in the other wiring.
- Testing safety controls of the unit, including checking on the high limit control which helps prevent the furnace from overheating and starting a fire.
- Looking over the system’s startup cycle to see that it is functioning how it should be.
- Inspecting air filters and making replacements as necessary, as a dirty air filter can create blockages and cause the system to become less efficient with time.
These are only a handful of tasks that our team will complete upon inspection. As you can see, there are many intricate parts and processes involved that are best left to a professional. However, you can complete certain tune-ups on your own to ultimately extend the life of your HVAC system.
What to Do On Your Own
Make sure to keep your blower motor bearings well-lubricated, and if your particular unit has oil cups, you can add a drop of oil to each cup once in a while. Vacuum the blower unit to keep it free of dirt, always turning off its circuit before doing so. Monitor your thermostat’s accuracy so you aren’t wasting money running your system when it’s not working at maximum capacity. Aim to change the filter at least once a month as well.
Call Deljo Heating & Cooling Today
A final maintenance inspection will give you and your family peace of mind before the weather begins to warm up. Plus, we can then look at your AC unit and check for potential red flags before the official start of spring. We look forward to servicing your HVAC unit!